Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Lev Sugarman
Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:40 AM

Cesar Sayoc pleaded guilty to 65 felonies related to his mailing of 16 pipe bombs to prominent government officials, Democrats, Trump critics and CNN, NPR reports. Lawfare shared the superseding information filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

The European Union approved U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s request to extend the Brexit deadline, moving it to May 22 on the condition that May can earn the the British Parliament’s approval of her Brexit deal, the New York Times details.

Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province Friday, according to the Washington Post.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) said that a lawyer for Jared Kushner told the committee that Kushner uses a private message service for official White House business, according to the Times.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced new U.S. sanctions on Chinese shipping lines accused of aiding North Korea’s evasion of international sanctions, the Times reports.

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Molly Reynolds shared a new Brookings resource tracking House oversight activity during the 116th Congress.

Emma Broches and Julia Solomon-Strauss summarized recent international terrorism prosecutions in U.S. courts.

Quinta Jurecic shared documents unsealed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia related to Chelsea Manning’s subpoena challenge.

Mikhaila Fogel shared a request from three House committee chairmen for White House records related to news reports that President Donald Trump sought to conceal details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with the White House Counsel’s refusal to comply with the request.

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